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Corus & Bento Box Align for Toronto-Based Animation JV

CANNES: Corus Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment have partnered to create Bento Box Canada, an animation production company based in Toronto with output targeting the 18-to-34 demographic. The two previously signed a multiyear co-development deal. Now, Bento Box and Corus will be working together to develop and produce a slate ...

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Canadian Sci-fi Series Reach 10 Percent of Population

MONTREAL/CANNES: At MIPCOM, Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) released the reach figures for Canadian science-fiction productions. During the 2014-15 broadcast year, Canadian TV sci-fi series Orphan Black (CTV), Dark Matter (Space), Between (City Total) and Killjoys (Space) each reached approximately 10 percent of the Canadian population. Those ...

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CMF Leads Canada-Focused Program at MIPCOM

TORONTO/CANNES: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are spearheading an exciting program that focuses on Canadian creativity and talent in science edutainment for children and sci‐fi productions targeting Millennials. Canadian industry leaders are also sharing the country’s expertise and successes on topics such as apps, streaming platforms and ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Incendo

CANNES: Incendo is heading to Cannes with movies and drama series in tow, including the film Swept Under. In the TV movie Swept Under, a forensic cleaner uncovers evidence at a crime scene and pairs up with a rookie detective to try to solve a series of related murders. The ...

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Incendo Inks Distribution Deals in Canada

TORONT: Incendo has signed distribution agreements with Gravitas Ventures, Banijay International, Big Media and Foothill Entertainment that will bring a variety of exclusive programming, including feature films, docs, animated series and reality shows, to Canadian viewers. Titles include the Amazon exclusive feature comedy Addicted to Fresno; the upcoming Back to ...

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CBC & Fullscreen to Support Canadian Content Creators

TORONTO: Canadian pubcaster CBC and global media company Fullscreen have signed a multiyear digital media partnership with the goal of empowering the next generation of storytellers in Canada. The new CBC|Fullscreen Creator Network will provide creators with the tools and support they need to amplify their content and reach new ...

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Tricon Bulks Up Slate Ahead of MIPCOM

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has a slew of new scripted and lifestyle programming to present at MIPCOM, including a number of HD automotive series from a package of 270-plus hours from its new distribution partnership with U.S. producer RTM Productions. New RTM series are Xtreme 4×4, Muscle Car, Horsepower, ...

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CBC President States Pubcaster’s Very Existence Is at Risk

MUNICH: In speaking at the Public Broadcasters International Conference in Germany, Hubert T. Lacroix, the president of Canada's CBC, addressed the massive downsizing and funding cuts that have been occurring at the pubcaster. In a prepared speech, Lacroix admitted, "Our resources have been shrinking and it has forced us to ...

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CFC & eOne Partner for Television Adaptation Lab

TORONTO: The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) has teamed up with Entertainment One (eOne) for the creation of the CFC/eOne TV Adaptation Lab, an initiative meant to workshop and develop pilot scripts based on underlying literary works and creative properties with strong adaptation potential for a television show. CFC/eOne TV Adaptation ...

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Canada’s Super Channel Funds Docs, Films & Returning Series

EDMONTON: Canadian English-language pay-TV network Super Channel is set to fund 15 new projects ranging from feature films to documentaries and series through its Super Channel Development Fund. The lineup of selected projects includes 11 feature films, among them Raven Banner Entertainment’s Jacqueline Ess, starring Game of Thrones’ Lena Heady; ...

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